Learning anatomy & physiology

can be like learning a foreign language

Let us take the pressure off by helping you learn what you need to know, to pass your exams and be able to provide your clients with better treatments, aftercare and advicce.

This video based course

is for you if........

  • Qualification

    If you're currently studying and struggling to understand or simply need a helping hand knowing exactly what you need to know

  • Upskill

    You need to do an accredited course as part of your practical accreditated training as you're training in a new skill

  • CPD

    You want to refresh your knowledge to improve you understanding of the human body in relation to the treatments you offer

Choose the level of support

that you need to ensure you succeed

  • Buy & Fly £95

    For those already studying advanced beauty therapies and have the support of a training organisation, or if you're self-motivated and used to independent learning.

  • Community £125

    With a dedicated WhatsApp group, you'll be part of a community & enjoy small group revision sessions through Facebook meeting rooms and Zoom calls.

  • Study Buddy £145

    If you need accountability, one of our Study Buddies will set you tasks and check-in with you on a fortnightly basis to give you study tips and motivation.

13 units covering each system of the body

Each of the units are divided into bite sized lessons including:

  • What you need to know for each unit

  • Glossary of terms for easy reference

  • Text length of individual points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • Downloadable audio for those who like to listen on the go

  • Word document activity booklets that may be used as part of your assessment

  • Detailed images for visual learners

  • Multiple choice review questions to test knowledge

  • Completion certificate

Here's how Therapy Learning Resources

have helped these learners

5 star rating

Super helpful & easy to use.

alice fawcett

This course was such a useful resource to support my learning to become a reflexologist. I used the course on my laptop and phone, it was easy to access and ...

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This course was such a useful resource to support my learning to become a reflexologist. I used the course on my laptop and phone, it was easy to access and super simple to use. It broke down all the information I needed to learn in manageable pieces so it didn't feel overwhelming. Highly recommend for anyone learning Anatomy & physiology.

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Level 3 anatomy & physiology

Chris Swan

Thanks Louise for this excellent variety of study materials. I found it so useful when revising for my A&P exam. Recommend to all students wherever you a...

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Thanks Louise for this excellent variety of study materials. I found it so useful when revising for my A&P exam. Recommend to all students wherever you are on your learning journey.

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Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology

Sharon McGee

Excellent course and content. This course made a very complicated subject much easier to understand.

Excellent course and content. This course made a very complicated subject much easier to understand.

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Excellent course, informative and interesting.

Jo Richardson

I am thoroughly enjoying the course and have found the online study easily accessible, informative and fascinating. I recommend this course to anyone interes...

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I am thoroughly enjoying the course and have found the online study easily accessible, informative and fascinating. I recommend this course to anyone interested in massage and anatomy.

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Very educational

Sharon Hayward

A great way of learning, with diagrams, quizzes and lots of information

A great way of learning, with diagrams, quizzes and lots of information

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Supported learning

Whichever support package you choose, you can be certain that you are not on your own. With the Facebook Study Buddy group and the discussion option within the platform, there is always someone willing and able to help you out.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to use this programme

    • How to use this platform

    • Syllabus

    • Study tracker

  • 2

    A: Cells & tissues - what you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Workbook

  • 3

    A: Lesson 1 Structure of a cell

    • The structure of the cells

    • The structure of the cell

    • Structure of the cell

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the cell

  • 4

    A: Lesson 2 Cell division

    • Cell division

    • Cell division

    • Meiosis v mitosis

    • Test your knowledge - Cell division

  • 5

    A: Lesson 3 Tissues

    • Major tissue types

    • Major tissue types

    • Image - Major tissue types

    • Test your knowledge -Tissue types

  • 6

    A: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Cells & tissues

  • 7

    B: Skin - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms - Skin

    • Glossary of terms - Skin diseases

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 8

    B: Lesson 1 Epidermis

    • The epidermis

    • The epidermis

    • Test your knowledge - Epidermis

  • 9

    B: Lesson 2 Dermis

    • The dermis

    • The dermis

    • Test your knowledge - Dermis

  • 10

    B: Lesson 3 Skin disorders

    • Skin conditions & disorders

    • Skin conditions & disorders

    • Skin conditions & disorders

    • Test your knowledge - Skin disorders

  • 11

    B: Lesson 4 Skin diseases

    • Skin diseases

    • Skin diseases

    • Test your knowledge - skin diseases

  • 12

    B: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Skin

  • 13

    C: Nails - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Visuals

    • Glossary of terms

    • Workbook

  • 14

    C: Lesson 1 Structure & function of nails

    • Structure & function of nails

    • Structure & function of nails

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of nails

  • 15

    C: Lesson 2 -Diseases & disorders of the nail

    • Diseases & disorders of the nail

    • Diseases & disorders of the nail

    • Test your knowledge-Diseases & disorders of the nail

  • 16

    C: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Nails

  • 17

    D: Hair - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 18

    D: Lesson 1 structure & function of hair

    • Structure & function of the hair

    • Structure & function of the hair

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the hair

  • 19

    D: Lesson 2 Hair growth cycle

    • The hair growth cycle

    • The hair growth cycle

    • test your knowledge - The hair growth cycle

  • 20

    D: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Hair

  • 21

    E: Cardiovascular system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Additional resources

    • Workbook - Circulatory system

  • 22

    E: Lesson 1 Structure & function

    • Structure & function of the circulatory system

    • Structure & function of the circulatory system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the cardiovascular system

  • 23

    E: Lesson 2 The Heart

    • The heart

    • The heart

    • The heart

    • Test your knowledge- The heart

  • 24

    E: Lesson 3 Blood

    • Blood

    • Blood

    • Blood cells

    • Test your knowledge - Blood

  • 25

    E: Lesson 4 Vessels & circulation

    • Circulation & vessels

    • Circulation & vessels

    • Images

    • Test your knowledge - Circulation & vessels

  • 26

    E: Lesson 5-Major blood vessels

    • The major blood vessels

    • The major blood vessels

    • Images

    • Test your knowledge - The major blood vessels

  • 27

    E: Lesson 6- Heart rate & blood pressure

    • Heart rate & blood pressure

    • Heart rate & blood pressure

    • Test your knowledge - Heart rate & blood pressure

  • 28

    E: Lesson 7- Contraindications

    • Contraindications

    • Contraindications

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications of the cardiovascular system

  • 29

    E: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Cardiovascular system

  • 30

    F: Lymphatic system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Additional resources

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 31

    F : Lesson 1 - Structure & function

    • Structure & function of the lymphatic system

    • Structure & function of the lymphatic system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of lymphatic system

  • 32

    F: Lesson 2 Lymphatic nodes, organs & tissues

    • Lymphatic nodes, organs & tissues

    • Lymphatic nodes, organs & tissues

    • The location of lymph nodes

    • Test your knowledge - Lymphatic nodes, organs & tissues

  • 33

    F: lesson 3 -Immunity

    • Immunity

    • Immunity

    • Immunity flowchart

    • Test your knowledge - Immunity

  • 34

    F: Lesson 4 Contraindications of the lymphatic system

    • Contraindications of the lymphatic system

    • Contraindications of the lymphatic system

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications

  • 35

    F: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Lymphatic system

  • 36

    G: Nervous system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • workbook

  • 37

    G: Lesson 1 Structure & function

    • Video - Structure & function of the nervous system

    • Structure & function of the nervous system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the nervous system

  • 38

    G: Lesson 2 CNS & PNS

    • CNS & PNS

    • CNS & PNS

    • Sympathetic-v-Parasympathetic

    • Test your knowledge - CNS& PNS

  • 39

    G: Lesson 3 Contraindications of the nervous system

    • Contraindications of the nervous system

    • Contraindications of the nervous system

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications

  • 40

    G: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Nervous system

  • 41

    H: Skeletal system - what you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary

    • Anatomical terms of reference

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 42

    H: Lesson 1 Structure & function

    • Structure & function of the skeletal system

    • Structure & function of the skeletal system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the skeletal system

  • 43

    H: lesson 2 Axial skeleton

    • Bones of the axial skeleton

    • Bones of the axial skeleton

    • Test your knowledge - Axial bones 1

    • Test your knowledge - Axial bones 2

  • 44

    H: Lesson 3 Appendicular skeleton

    • Bones of the appendicular skeleton

    • Test your knowledge - Appendicular bones 1

    • Test your knowledge - Appendicular bones 2

  • 45

    H: Lesson 4 Joints & the associated movements

    • Joints & the associated movements

    • Joints & the associated movements

    • Test your knowledge - Joints & associated movements

  • 46

    H: Lesson 5 Contraindications of the skeletal system

    • Contraindications of the skeletal system

    • Contraindications of the skeletal system

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications

  • 47

    H: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Skeletal system

  • 48

    I.: Muscular system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 49

    I: Lesson 1 Structure & function of the muscular system

    • Structure & function of the muscular system

    • Structure & function of the muscular system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the muscular system

  • 50

    I: Lesson 2 Structure of skeletal muscle

    • Structure of skeletal muscle

    • structure of skeletal muscle

    • Test your knowledge - Structure of skeletal muscle

  • 51

    I: Lesson 3 Muscles of the head & face

    • Muscles of the head & face

    • Muscles of the face & head

    • Test your knowledge muscles of the head & face quiz 1

    • Test your knowledge muscles of the head & face quiz 2

    • Test your knowledge muscles of the head & face quiz 3

  • 52

    I: Lesson 4 Muscles of the posterior thorax & shoulder

    • Muscles of the posterior thorax & shoulder

    • Muscles of the posterior thorax & shoulder

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the posterior thorax & shoulder 1

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the posterior thorax & shoulder 2

  • 53

    I: Lesson 5 Muscles of the posterior leg & hip

    • Muscles of the posterior leg & hip

    • Muscles of the posterior leg & hip

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the posterior leg & hip 1

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the posterior leg & hip 2

  • 54

    I: Lesson 6 Muscles of the anterior thorax, shoulder & arm

    • Muscles of the anterior thorax, arm & hand

    • Muscles of the anterior thorax, shoulder, arm & hand

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the anterior thorax & shoulder 1

    • Test your knowledge -Muscles of the anterior thorax & shoulder 2

  • 55

    I: Lesson 7 Muscles of the abdominal wall

    • Abdominal wall

    • Abdominal wall

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the abdominal wall 1

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the abdominal wall 2

  • 56

    I: Lesson 8 Muscles of the anterior lower limb & foot

    • Muscles of the anterior lower limb & foot

    • Muscles of the anterior lower limb and foot.

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the anterior lower limb & foot quiz 1

    • Test your knowledge - Muscles of the anterior lower limb & foot quiz 2

  • 57

    I: Lesson 9 Contraindication of the muscular system

    • Contraindications associated with the muscular system

    • Contraindications associated with the muscular system

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications associated with the muscular system

  • 58

    I: Assessment of the muscular system

    • Assessment of knowledge - Muscular system

  • 59

    J: Urinary system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 60

    J: Lesson 1 Structure & function of the urinary system

    • Structure & function of the urinary system

    • Structure & function of the urinary system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the urinary system

  • 61

    J: Lesson 2 The kidneys

    • The kidneys

    • The kidneys

    • Test your knowledge - The kidneys

  • 62

    J: Lesson 3 Bladder, ureters & urethra

    • Bladder, ureters & urethra

    • Bladder, ureters & urethra

    • Test your knowledge - Bladder, ureters & urethra

  • 63

    J: Lesson 4 Contraindications of the urinary system

    • Contraindications of the urinary system

    • Contraindications of the urinary system

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications of the urinary system

  • 64

    J: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Urinary system

  • 65

    K: Digestive system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 66

    K: Lesson 1 Structure & function of the digestive system

    • Structure & function of the digestive system

    • Structure & function of the digestive system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the digestive system

  • 67

    K: Lesson 2 The accessory digestive organs

    • The accessory organs of the digestive system

    • The accessory organs of the digestive system

    • Test your knowledge - The accessory digestive organs

  • 68

    K: Lesson 3 Basic dietary components

    • Basic dietary components

    • Basic dietary componenets

    • Test your knowledge - Basic dietary components

  • 69

    K: Lesson 4 Contraindications of the digestive system

    • Contraindications of the digestive system

    • Contraindications of the digestive system

    • Test your knowledge - Contraindications of the digestive system

  • 70

    K: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Digestive system

  • 71

    L: Endocrine system - What you need to know

    • Scheme requirements

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 72

    L: Lesson 1 Introduction to the endocrine system

    • Introduction to the endocrine system

    • Introduction to the endocrine system

    • Test your knowledge - Introduction to the endocrine system

  • 73

    L: Lesson 2 The hypothalamus

    • The Hypothalamus

    • The hypothalamus

    • Test your knowledge - The hypothalamus

  • 74

    L: Lesson 3 The pituitary gland

    • The pituitary gland

    • The Pituitary gland

    • Test your knowledge - The pituitary gland

  • 75

    L: Lesson 4 The Pineal gland

    • Pineal gland

    • Pineal gland

    • Stretch & challenge - Extension knowledge research -melatonin

    • Test your knowledge - The pineal gland

  • 76

    L: Lesson 5 The thymus gland

    • Thymus gland

    • Thymus gland

    • Test your knowledge - The thymus gland

  • 77

    L: Lesson 6 Thyroid & parathyroid gland

    • Thyroid & parathyroid gland

    • Thyroid & parathyroid gland

    • What you should know

    • Test your knowledge - Thyroid & parathyroid gland

  • 78

    L: Lesson 7 The adrenals

    • Adrenal glands

    • Adrenal glands

    • Test your knowledge - Adrenal glands

  • 79

    L: Lesson 8 The pancreas

    • Pancreas

    • Pancreas

    • Test your knowledge - Pancreas

  • 80

    L: Lesson 9 The gonads

    • Gonads

    • Gonads

    • Test your knowledge - Gonads

  • 81

    L: Unit assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Endocrine system

  • 82

    M: Reproductive system - What you need to know

    • Syllabus

    • Glossary of terms

    • Visuals

    • Workbook

  • 83

    M: Lesson 1 Anatomy of the female reproductive system

    • Structure & function of the female reproductive system

    • Structure & function of the female reproductive system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the female reproductive system

  • 84

    M: Lesson 2 Anatomy of the male reproductive system

    • Anatomy of the male reproductive system

    • Anatomy of the male reproductive system

    • Test your knowledge - Structure & function of the male reproductive system

  • 85

    M: Lesson 3 Hormones of the reproductive system

    • Hormones of the reproductive system

    • Hormones of the reproductive system

    • Test your knowledge - Hormones of the reproductive system

  • 86

    M: Assessment

    • Assessment of knowledge - Reproductive system

FAQ

  • I'm studying the VTCT course - will this still cover the same information?

    Absolutely, this course follows the regulated framework set out in the National Occupational Standards (NOS). You may also be able to use the workbooks as evidence.

  • I haven't studies for years, am I capable?

    We understand that returning to education can seem daunting, however, can assure you that you're not alone. Whilst we can't do the work for you, we can support you with your learning style to ensure you have the best possible opportunity.

  • Is there a time limit on the course?

    You are given 12-month initial access, however, if you need more then all you have to do is ask, there's no extra cost like some online courses.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    A great deal depends on how much time you are able to dedicate to your learning and any previous knowledge. There are 86 lessons, some are very short & sweet, others more in-depth.

  • I want to achieve a regulated qualification, can I do this at home too?

    Unfortunately not, a regulated qualification is under the government regulatory framework. We have a number of centres that you can attend once you have completed this course to take the VTCT or ITEC examination

  • Is this course insurable?

    Yes, in certain situations it is. We are working with a number of insurance companies to ensure that they understand the rigour and quality assurance associated with completing the course and achieving the certification. If you need to discuss this further, please get in touch.

Meet your educators

Our expert educators and study Buddies are here to support you

Complementary therapies specialist

Michelle Andreou

I love to teach! To impart my skills and knowledge into creating well-rounded, professional therapists gives me a buzz. I believe that when we learn as adults we bring a wealth of life-skills to the learning journey and I use this experience and build on it. My style of teaching is to make students think…. And find their own answer. I facilitate - guiding students to come to their own conclusions to empower their learning. My lessons are fun and very interactive. Students are encouraged to contribute their own thoughts and ideas as, in that way, we can learn from each other. When learning a new skill, there are guidelines but I encourage and positively applaud students having a personal take on a skill, finding their own way of doing something that will make them stand out. I believe at the end of their journey with me students will be able to go out into the world as well-rounded, skilled, professional therapists and establish a well-being business.

Director of training

Louise Searles

I’ve been involved with education & training since 1993 as a college lecturer, examiner & lead verifier with City & Guilds. Since 2001, I have been fortunate enough to help many people gain a ‘Career after Children’ creating flexible learning plans incorporating the units they would like to study. My main focus is on enhancing the quality of the learner’s journey, whilst meeting the industry’s needs and expectations to create a quality provision. Therapy Learning Resources is an extension of the provision which I first developed to help our adult learners embrace the complexities of gaining regulated qualifications whilst not compromising the support to their family.

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